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Mental Health Advocate Talks New Years Resolutions

Mental Health Advocate Talks New Years Resolutions

ILLINOIS (RFD) — Roughly half of Americans mate at least one New Year’s resolution each year, however, less than 10% of them will fulfill those resolutions. Andy Jackson with Sinnissippi Centers in Northwestern Illinois says you have to think S.M.A.R.T. when it comes to resolutions. Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, and Time-Bound. Jackson also advises that…read more

Social Security Announces Expansion of Field Office Hours

Social Security Announces Expansion of Field Office Hours

ILLINOIS (RFD) — It has been a little more than two weeks and Social Security offices across the country have expanded their hours of operation. Jack Myers with Social Security says offices are now open until 4 pm on Wednesdays, undoing a change from 2012. According to Myers, with the expanded office hours, Social Security…read more

One State Lawmaker Wants to Get Rid of Illinois’ FOID Card

One State Lawmaker Wants to Get Rid of Illinois’ FOID Card

SPRINGFIELD (IRN) — One state lawmaker wants to get rid of Illinois’ Firearm Owners’ Identification card. State Rep. John Cabello, R-Machesney Park, filed a bill to eliminate the law thatrequires residents to obtain a FOID card in order to legally possess or purchase guns orammunition. “I’ve been filing this bill forever,” Cabello said. “I don’t…read more

From Boom to Uncertainty, a Volatile Decade for Illinois Farmers

From Boom to Uncertainty, a Volatile Decade for Illinois Farmers

ILLINOIS (IRN) — Looking back over the last decade in Illinois agriculture, Illinois Farm Bureau Senior Economist and Policy Analyst Michael Doherty said it started with a bang but has since deflated. Although the state’s farming industry is still in good shape, he said predicting its immediate future would be like looking into “a murky…read more

BBB: Beware NHL Counterfeits during All-Star week in St. Louis

BBB: Beware NHL Counterfeits during All-Star week in St. Louis

ILLINOIS (RFD) — If you are looking for commemorative apparel heading into this weekend’s NHL All-Star Game in St. Louis, the Better Business Bureau wants you to be wary of sites selling counterfeit merchandise. These sites will claim they are selling items that are officially licensed, but may be priced significantly less than what an…read more

IFB President Says Farmers Need Trade

IFB President Says Farmers Need Trade

Trade has been in the news quite a bit over the past week. The US and China inked phase one of a trade deal that reportedly will increase Ag sales to China and the US Senate passed the USCMA trade agreement. Rich Guebert, President of the Illinois Farm Bureau says that farmers depend on export…read more

Flu is Spreading Quickly Across Illinois

Flu is Spreading Quickly Across Illinois

ILLINOIS (IRN) — The flu virus is spreading quickly across Illinois, moving along interstates and through airports to reach people in every part of the state. “Wherever you have larger masses of people congregating together, obviously it’s easier to spread. Urban areas can be a nesting spot for illness,” said Dr. Ngozi Ezike, director of…read more

Concert Calendar

Queensrÿche The Verdict Tour @ Delmar Hall

Queensrÿche The Verdict Tour @ Delmar Hall

Sunday, February 9, 2020 ON SALE •  PRICES – GA $35 ADV / $37.50 DOS AGES • All Ages | $2 Minor Surcharge at Door TIME • Doors 7pm | Show 8pm GUESTS • Eve To Adam Tickets available at Suite 100 at The Pageant & Ticketmaster.com

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